Jamaica Avenue in 1977 during demolition of the Jamaica El. The train was rerouted in a subway under Archer Avenue in 1988; in true MTA fashion, the replacement line arrived 11 years late.
I was living in Bay Ridge at the time and I’m sorry I missed out on Jamaica Avenue in transition, with the forlorn el stanchions still in place, as well as a flock of curved-mast Dwarf lampposts that fit under the el overpass. The city would replace them with posts of normal stature, but there were still one or two still around by the time I moved to Queens in 1993.
Photo courtesy Frank Florianz.